No More Stinky Septic Problems

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No More Stinky Septic Problems

When I moved into my new house, I assumed that the residence used a city sewage system like the four houses I lived in previously. The homeowner did not tell me about the septic tank and I did not think to ask. Not only was I not informed of the septic system, but I was not told that the tank had not been cleaned in six years. I started to smell a foul odor from my toilet soon after I moved in and there seemed to be a disgusting discharge building on my lawn. I knew that I had a serious problem when raw sewage started to come back up through my toilet. After an investigation by a plumber and an emergency septic service call, my septic tank was emptied and repaired. I now know that septic care is extremely important and I want you to know this too.


Septic Tank Pumping - Simple Rules To Follow

Septic systems will rely on tanks to hold waste. If you have one of these systems, you'll eventually need to have it pumped by professionals. This pumping will work out great if you just remember a couple of simple rules.

Let the Company Know About the Tank's Size

An important part of pumping a septic tank is bringing out a pump truck that's the right size. It needs to be sized correctly in order to hold all of the waste that's inside your tank currently. To ensure this aspect is correct for a smooth pumping service, make sure you tell the company how big your tank is.

If you've lived on the property long enough, you should already know this information. If you don't, you'll need to find out before you schedule the tank to be pumped. This simple step will help you have a pleasant experience with the pumping company.

Have the Piping Inspected

Your septic tank is comprised of a lot of important parts. The piping that connects to it is extremely important because it's how waste moves from your property to this tank. When you have a company pump the tank, it's important to also have them inspect the aforementioned piping.

This way, you can make sure these pipes are structurally sound and can do their job effectively still. If there are pipe issues, such as cracks or misaligned sections, a pumping company can inform you quickly and also suggest a repair company to work with. You can then fix the pipe-related issue before waste spills out and creates a huge mess.

Keep up With the Pumping

Once your septic tank is pumped by a company, it's important to keep up with the right pumping schedule. Then you shouldn't ever have to worry about the tank getting too full of waste and it malfunctioning later on in the future. Septic tanks won't all have the same pumping schedule.

That's because they vary in size and also waste enters them at different intervals. You just need to assess your waste collection activities and the size of this tank. Then you can better predict an optimal pumping schedule.

Pumping is something that will be required if you have a septic system that relies on a tank. If you do the right things with this maintenance, it won't be hard to keep the tank in good condition and functioning correctly for years and years.

To learn more, contact a septic service in your area such as A Aaron Super Rooter.